Did you know that the clarity grades F through VS in diamonds have inclusions that are not visible to the naked eye?Whether you know it or not; natural diamonds are created by an incredible amount of pressure and most (if not all) diamonds have flaws. The flaws (or lack of) is how a diamond's "clarity" is graded and there are two distinctive types of flaws: blemishes and inclusions.
Blemishes are typically found on the surface of each diamond.
-When it comes to "blemishes"; these can be scratches, pits, and chips that could have occurred during the cutting process by the girdle of each diamond.
Inclusions are typically found within each diamond.
-When it comes to "inclusions"; these can be air bubbles, cracks, and non-diamond minerals that are found within every diamond.
Diamonds are examined under at 10x magnification to detect their level (or grade) of clarity. Each diamond is graded based on their clarity and range from Flawless (completely free of inclusions and blemishes) too Included 3 (diamonds that have many distinctive inclusions and blemishes that are visible to the naked eye). Make sure you know what you're looking at when it comes to the different clarity levels of diamonds when you're searching for diamonds at jewelry stores in Rockford, IL.
Diamond Clarity Grades:
- F (Flawless)
- IF (Internally Flawless)
- VVS1-VVS2 (Very Very Slightly Included 1 and 2)
- VS1-VS2 (Very Slightly Included 1 and 2)
- SI1-SI2 (Slightly Included 1 and 2)
- I1-I2-I3 (Included 1,2, and 3)